2018 Schedule of Events

Semi-Palmated Plover Photo by John Whitehead

Friday

10:15am - 4:25pm Best shorebird viewing at Grays Harbor NWR

7:00am - 3:00pm Festival Information and Registration at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge on Airport Way

7:30am - 3:30pm Field Trip to Tokeland, Grayland, and Westport Loop

8:00am - 3:00pm Field Trip to Ocean Shores

12:15pm - 3:00pm Guided Walk at Grays Harbor NWR

4:00pm - 7:00pm Festival Information and Registration at Hoquiam Middle School

6:45pm - 9:00pm Keynote Speaker and dessert reception at Hoquiam MIddle School

Western Sandpiper Photo by Tom Rowley

Saturday

11:11am - 5:11pm Best Shorebird Viewing at Grays Harbor NWR

7:30am - 5:00pm Festival Information and Registration at Hoquiam Middle School

8:30am - 3:30pm Field Trip to Ocean Shores

9:00am - 4:00pm Shuttle Bus to Refuge

9:00am - 3:00pm Field Trip to Huynisisoos

9:00am - 10:00am Shorebird Festival Run for the Birds

9:00am - 5:00pm Birding Marketplace with Vendors and Exhibitors

9:00am - 5:00pm Nature Fun Fair

10:30am - 11:30am Lecture: Shorebird Identification Basics

11:00am - 4:00pm Mudflat Meals at Nature Fun Fair

12:30am - 3:15pm Field Trip to Grays Harbor NWR - Birds for Beginners

3:30pm - 4:30pm Lecture: Bring Back the Bees

5:30pm - 6:30pm Social Hour with no-host bar

5:30pm - 9:00pm Annual Dinner and Speaker

Whimbrel Photo by John Whitehead

Sunday

11:57am - 5:57pm Best shorebird viewing at Grays Harbor NWR

8:00am - 4:00pm Festival Information and Registration at Hoquiam Middle School

8:00am - 3:30pm Field Trip to Westport

9:00am - 4:00pm Shuttle Bus to Refuge

9:00am - 4:00pm Birding Marketplace with Vendors and Exhibitors

9:00am - 4:00pm Nature Fun Fair

12:30pm - 3:30pm Guided Walk at Grays Harbor NWR

1:00pm - 1:30pm Poster Contest Awards Ceremony

2:00pm - 2:30pm Procession of the Shorebirds and Harvest Moon Storytelling

2:30pm - 3:30pm Lecture: Coastal Raptors

Black-Bellied Plover Photo by Tom Rowley